Tag Archives | Kurdish Government

KRG Spokesman: Talks Useful, But No Agreement

By John Lee. Following remarks by Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussein al-Shahristani (pictured) that Kurdish Regional Government oil exports will go through the State Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) officials from the KRG have moved to clarify that this is not in fact the case. KRG spokesman Safeen Dizayee remarked to reporters that while discussions […]

Iraqi Kurdistan Talks Independence While Locals Strike

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Conflict between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan over oil exports has resulted in something of a financial crisis in the northern region. State employees haven’t been paid, MPs are threatening to resign […]

Erbil and Baghdad: One Step Forward?

By John Lee. Just as some observers were saying the dispute looked intractable, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussein al-Shahristani has announced a potentially big breakthrough in the ongoing saga of deal and no deal between Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government over oil exports to Turkey and oil revenues. Reuters has reported that after intensive […]

Turkey Defers to Baghdad on Kurdish Oil

By Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With hundred of thousands of barrels of its oil stuck in the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, unable to be sold on the world market because of its continuing row with Baghdad, the Kurdistan Regional […]